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New IBM Innovation Space for Entrepreneurs & Startups

On Wednesday, September 21st IBM is launching a new incubator hub in Toronto that will help propel Canadian businesses into the global marketplace. This is the first project to come out of the $54.5M investment initiative announced this spring that combines support from the Province of Ontario, IBM, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Southern Ontario Smart Computing Platform.

New IBM Innovation Space for Entrepreneurs & Startups

The IBM Innovation Space will provide advanced IBM Watson and Cloud technologies, enabling entrepreneurs, startups, and developers to more rapidly incubate, innovate, and commercialize ideas.


Businesses such as those listed below will demonstrate how the IBM Innovation Space is assisting them to scale up development with cognitive and cloud technologies:

  • Analytics 4 Life: a medical information technology company that uses advanced signal processing techniques on IBM Cloud to improve patient health
  • Big Terminal: a fintech startup that developed a search engine powered by IBM Watson to aggregate, consolidate and analyze global financial data in one easy, navigable location
  • IAmI: a security company that uses IBM Cloud to solve cybersecurity threats and data breaches in the enterprise
  • LifeLearn: a Guelph-based company that uses IBM Watson to develop their flagship offering, Sofie, an intelligent decision-support tool for veterinarians


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ET

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks with IBM and OCE
  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Client Demos and 1:1 Interviews


IBM’s Innovation Space: 185 Spadina Ave., Toronto


  • Dino Trevisani – President, IBM Canada
  • Tom Corr, President & CEO – Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Entrepreneurs, startups and developers from the IBM Innovation Space

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